This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

April 16, 2018
Monday – Sunday, April 16 – 22
Rampage at World Golf Imax
Primatologist Davis Okove shares an unshakeable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. This film is showing at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame through April 26. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine  904-940-4123   www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Saturday, April 16 -21
Larry Wilson, Angela Casini and Joe Crozier Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will display the ceramic art of Larry Wilson, paintings of Angela Casini and encaustic works of Joe Crozier. The exhibition is on display through April 21. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Spring Exhibition by the Jacksonville Watercolor Society
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will display works by the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. Admission to the exhibition is free. The Exhibition is on display through April 21. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Photo Expo
Enjoy this photography exhibition featuring fantastical outfits fashioned from recycled materials, including one custom line “The Painter” a the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. The Exhibition is open through April 21. 50 Executive Way. The Cultural Center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 904-280-0614 www.loveyourmotherstaug.com
Monday, April 16
The Lone Bellow at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces the return of the exuberant Americana trio The Lone Bellow to North Florida. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $104- $28. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Tuesday, April 17
GTM Research Reserve Marineland Lecture
This free lecture series hosted by the GTM Research Reserve is 10-11 a.m. at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. This week’s lecture is about bee behavior, beekeeping, honey and other products from the hive. Tickets must be purchased online. Please bring ticket to the Marineland gift shop on the day of the scheduled presentation to gain entry. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. at the gift shop to be escorted to the classroom. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland,  904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall announces that Gary Mullen & The Works will return to perform One Night of Queen. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $43 and $38. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Wednesday, April 18
Florida Saltwater Fishing 101
One in a series of workshops, the topic will be bait. Participants are required to have a saltwater shoreline fishing license. Options to register for a single class or the entire series are possible. The classes are held from 9-11 a.m. at the Usina Boat Ramp. Admission is free. Visit the website to register. 603 Euclid Ave., St. Augustine 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
 Wednesday & Thursday, April 18 & 19
Flagler College’s Spring Senior Conservatory
With this spring Senior Conservatory, Flagler College Theatre Arts students prepare to showcase their talents. The plays will be performed at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Visit the website for show times and ticket information. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-826-8600 www.flagler.edu/theatre
Wednesday – Sunday, April 18-22
Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest
Florida’s Historic Coast is spreading its wings to present another great year of birding and outdoor photography. The 2018 Birding & Photo Fest will feature the return of festival favorites, world-class photographers along with new professionals and instructors who will offer technical training opportunities and more birding in-field programs than ever before. As always, festival participants will benefit from insights and instruction from a collection of upper echelon international nature and wildlife photographers, a group that continues to solidify Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest as one of the premier events in North America. The event headquarters is the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-4422 www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com
Thursday, April 19
Bruce Cockburn at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes Canadian Music Hall of Famer and folk singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn to the stage. For 40 years, Cockburn, the Canadian musical legend, has been capturing in song the essence of human experience while fiercely striving to make it better. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $42 and $38. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday, April 20
Arbor Day Event
Join the City of St. Augustine Beach for this annual event that celebrates the importance of trees and promotes conservation. The free event features an appearance by Smokey the Bear plus live music, food, educational activities and many exhibitors. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach City Hall. 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach 904-669-5670 www.sabevents.com
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is pleased to welcome the return of country and bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder to Ponte Vedra Beach. By age 21, Skaggs was already considered a recognized master of one of America’s most demanding art forms. Skaggs counts the current configuration of Kentucky Thunder among the best group of musicians with which he has ever worked. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission is $56.50 and $46.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday – Sunday, April 20-22
Vilano Fest 2018
The two-day Vilano Fest is “the best in tunes, tastings and tours in the area,” according to the entertainers who perform here and the fans who return each year. The event consists of a weekend of activities at the Vilano Town Center, including a Sea Turtle Soiree on Friday from 7-10 p.m. with a happy hour starting at 6 p.m., Tour of Homes on Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Music Fest on Saturday from noon-8 p.m. featuring a culinary student competition and arts and crafts vendors with entertainment for all ages. Weekend packages are available through the website and include all three activities, or buy separately according to your preferences. 904-827-7411 www.vilanofest.com
Bad Jews at the Limelight Theatre
Bad Jews at the Limelight Theatre is a comedy about faith and family. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors, $20 students and military.  Bad Jews will be showing through May 13. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Saturday, April 21
Pups and Sups Surfing Competition
Hosted by K9s for Warriors, Surf Station and Guy Harvey Outpost Resort, this dog surfing contest takes place on St. Augustine Beach at 9 a.m. Check in starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration per “pawticipant” is $40 and is available at the Surf Station or online. All dog participants must wear a life vest while in the water. All proceeds benefit K9s for Warriors. 860 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-471-2555 www.facebook.com/events/138072523487508
Beach Exploration at the GTM Research Reserve
Join the GTM Research Reserve on the third Saturday each month for this family friendly beach walk at the Guana North Beach location from 9-11 a.m. Participants will learn about the animals that live at the beach as well as other interesting beach facts. Parking is $3 per vehicle. 601 Old Ponte Vedra Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Home and Art Tour
Join The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for an inside look at four distinctive homes in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tour guests will experience artwork, landscape and architectural design at each home. This is a self-guided tour. The tour is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Breakfast is provided from 9-10 a.m. at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are available online or by phone and are $75 and $45. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Historical Look into the Old Spanish Quarries
Anastasia State Park will host a Historical Look into the Old Spanish Quarries program from 10-11 a.m. Experience a new perspective of the Old Spanish Quarries at Anastasia State Park in relation to the famous Castillo de San Marcos and the survival of St. Augustine. This informative program with a fun and knowledgeable ranger will bring the history of the quarry to life as you learn about the amazing work that occurred in the Old Spanish Quarries and the architecture that influenced the history of St. Augustine. Check in at the ranger station, then meet in the quarry parking area by the front entrance gate. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033  www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Nocatee Farmers Market
Nocatee Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every third Saturday across from the Nocatee Welcome Center. This free, family friendly event has more than 70 local vendors selling produce, crafts, jewelry, herbs, unique foods and more. Free face painting is available for youth, along with a bounce house. 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-924-6850 www.nocatee.com
Earth Day Celebration at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
This celebration takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and features environmental exhibitors and vendors, a children’s section, live music, food, plant sales and much more. Entrance into the park ranges from $5-$2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 www.washingtonoaks.org
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour
Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period, 1565-1763. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273 www.tolomatocemetery.com
Encore Film from the St. Augustine Film Festival
A showing of the film These Daughters of Minewill take place at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. This is a touching story about the strength of family ties in a situation of imminent danger. Admission is $10. Admission for all-access pass holders is free. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Black Heritage & Civil Rights Walking Tour
Join St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours for a walking tour of historical sites in St. Augustine where more than 400 years of African American History lives. This 1.5-hour guided tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales for this tour will be donated to the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum in St. Augustine. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugustineblackheritagetours.com
Music in the Park Featuring Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies
Anastasia State Park is hosting a concert series in partnership with Cape Leisure. Each concert will begin with an open jam session from 5-6 p.m. Guests and local musicians will be welcomed to the stage to showcase their talents. Each month will feature a different local musician or band for a two-hour show at the beach pavilion, and this month’s performance is by Brent Byrd and the Suitcase Gypsies. Concerts are from 6-8 p.m. Concerts are free with paid park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. Island Beach Grill will be featuring food and drink specials during each concert. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-9111 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Changing of the Guard
At 6 p.m., see history come to life when 18th century Spanish soldiers march down St. George Street from the Colonial Quarter to the Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum where they perform authentic military drills before firing an exciting volley of musketry. The event features the St. Augustine Garrison. 48 King St., St. Augustine 904-834-1540   www.hfm.club/garrison/cog
Castillo by Candlelight: Your National Parks
In honor of National Park Week, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will host a special evening candlelight event. National Park Week is about celebrating America’s treasures – the national parks. This is an open house-style program, and visitors may reserve free tickets for an entry time at 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45 or 8:15 p.m., and be permitted to stay inside the Castillo as long as they like until the event ends at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at the ticket booth or by phone at 904-829-6506 Ext. 239. Space is limited. For questions about the event, please call 904-829-6506 Ext. 233. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine www.nps.gov/casa
Modest Mouse at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces the return of indie rock band Modest Mouse to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Formed in Issaquah, Washington Modest Mouse has become, throughout the past two decades, the indie rock golden standard. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show is at 7 p.m. Admission is $48. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Gamble Rogers Music Festival Concert
This free concert by the Gamble Rogers Board of Directors will be performed thanks to patrons, friends, volunteers and family of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival. The performance will take place from 7-9 p.m. at Whitney Lab Lohman Auditorium. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-794-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org
An Evening with Ballet Palm Beach
Ballet Palm Beach, the professional ballet company of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, tours to St. Augustine to perform at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College with a mixed bill,  An Evening with Ballet Palm Beach. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $45-$19. Call for tickets during box office hours Monday to Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the website. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 800-297-8309 www.balletpalmbeach.org
Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22
EPIC Celebration of Spring Annual Flower & Garden Expo
Growers, educational seminars, nurseries and artisans from around the state offer gardeners everything they need to make spring bloom. The expo takes place Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. General admission is $5, and youth admission is free. 3125 Agricultural Center Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-3295 www.epicbh.org
National Park Week
National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations and enhancing America’s best idea – the national parks. It’s all happening in our national parks. Help us celebrate by visiting your national parks – Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas. On April 21, every national park will give you free admission, including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Fort Matanzas National Monument is always free. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa
Sunday, April 22
Guided Bird Walk
Anastasia State Park will host an educational Bird Walk Program from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet the birds at Anastasia State Park on this monthly bird walk. This fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails and other areas. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes and a field guide. Meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion located at the end of the main park drive. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Full Circle Fest
This family friendly event hosted by Keepers of the Coast is all about sustainability and features live music, workshops on solar, recycling, gardening and composting, bicycle demonstrations, food trucks and much more. The event is from noon-6 p.m. at Eddie Vickers Park. 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine www.keepersofthecoast.org/event/full-circle-fest
 Saint Anastasia Catholic Church Concert Series
This concert at Saint Anastasia Catholic Church features the Jacksonville University Orchestra. The concert is at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. 5205 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-5364 www.saccfl.org/2017-2018-concert-series-schedule
 Cooking Class – Caribbean Night
Join Chef Danika Meheux for this cooking class at Rype & Readi Golf Bistro from 6-9 p.m. The menu includes rum punch, salted cod fish fritters, Jamaican jerk chicken bites, red snapper escovitch with rice, peas and fried plantains, Caribbean veggie salad with citrus vinaigrette, and grandma’s favorite rum cake. Visit the website to purchase tickets. The cost for the class ranges from $60-$45. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton 904-209-0360 www.rypeandreadi.com
Old 97’s at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Old 97’s emerged from Dallas more than 20 years ago at the forefront of a musical movement blending rootsy, country-influenced songwriting with punk rock energy and delivery. Tickets to the performance are $35. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out Kick off
Hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association, the St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out is an eight-day, community-wide plein air event throughout St. Augustine to celebrate the area’s history. Selected works will be featured in the St. Augustine Plein Air Exhibition from May 4-31 at the St. Augustine Art Association. The cost to participate in the paint out is $45. The Paint Out takes place through April 29. Admission to view the exhibition is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org/pleinair
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